It's one of four sports cars that were stolen in the Gone in 60 Seconds-style heist.
If you've never seen 'Gone in 60 Seconds' before, here's the premise. Nicolas Cage plays a prolific car thieve forced to steal 50 exotic cars in one night to save his brother's life. Among the cars on the list are a 996-generation Porsche 911, an Aston Martin DB7, and the famous Shelby Mustang GT500 better known as Eleanor. We prefer the original 1974 movie for its extended 40-minute-long car chase, but that's a topic for another day.
At a Ford dealership in Iowa, thieves recently staged a daring heist that may as well be Gone in 60 Seconds in real life.
According to police, the thieves broke into the dealership by smashing a back window in the service department, before finding the keys and driving the cars off the showroom lot. Four sports cars were stolen in the Gone in 60 Seconds-style heist including a brand new orange 2020 Ford Mustang GT Premium valued at $48,600 and two pre-owned Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Packs.
However, the most valuable car that was stolen in the heist was a brand new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. Finished in black, the Daytona Edition is one of only 501 in the world and is valued at $83,200.
As a tribute to the legendary 1969 NASCAR racer, the new Dodge Charger Daytona Edition is distinguished by a lip spoiler, a unique "Daytona" decklid, rear-quarter decal with matching spoiler, and 20-inch silver wheels, so at least it will be easy to spot. Under the hood, the Charger SRT Hellcat's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 has also been cranked up to 717 horsepower.
The thieves are believed to be part of a professional gang working in the Midwest. Police believe the sports cars were loaded into a nearby trailer and are appealing to witnesses with information to help track the suspects down.